Friday, June 3, 2011

It's Here

It's finally here. I'm up for voting on the Pepsi grant. Please check it out and vote daily at

This grant will provide a space in Kansas City for artists and crafters to meet. It would also supply a mass amount of craft supplies and tools for the community to use. Some of the items include sewing machines, screen printer, button makers, die cut machines, paper trimmers, glue guns, scissors, stamps, pliers, wire cutters and so much more. Anything you can imagine will be here. Please pass it on and help get us enough votes to make it to the top 10.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pepsi Grant

A few days ago one of my cousins gave me a four leaf clover. It's insane the number of them she finds. We will be walking along and she will stop and bend over and come back up with a four leaf clover. It's like her eyes just zoom in on them like a magnet. Well, she gave one to me this time and it must have given me some luck, at least I hope.

This morning I was sent an email about a Pepsi challenge. They are giving away grants, huge grants, every month and the deadline for next month is tonight. Well, I applied, for the big one $50,000. There will be a random name drawing and if I am chosen people will be allowed to vote on my idea. The person or group with the most votes will win their grant. I want this so bad.

My grant idea is for a community arts and crafts space. It would include all kinds of tools and supplies including sewing machines, die cut machines, screen printing machines and more. There would be bins of supplies and places for people to donate or swap out supplies they no longer need or want. It would be so amazing.

Hopefully that four leaf clover will bring me more luck. If I get this grant, that clover will be framed and hung in the building we rent. It will stay there on display for all to see that a little luck can go a long way, or maybe I'm putting too much hope into a four leaf clover.

Button Flowers

Here is a simple project that I did with my craft group. We took buttons and threaded them onto wire floral stems, bent the middle and threaded the other end of wire back down through the top of the buttons. We then glued a styrofoam ball into a small clay pot. The wired buttons were then pushed into the ball and the ball covered hot glue and moss. We added a finishing touch with a piece of ribbon glued around the edge. I thought this was a really cute project and used the same sort of idea to make rings and hair clips.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Wagon

Ok, so I guess I kind of fell of the crafting wagon but am now trying to catch up and climb back on. It's not like I haven't been crafting at all, I have been. I've actually been doing a lot of derby cars for one of the Salty Iguana restaurant owners. I may post some photos soon. So, what's to come? I'm going to work on a large amount of flat wooden iguanas in the next few months (photos will be posted of these), I'm going to make a rug out of t-shirts and a hulla hoop, and I plan on making a few polymer clay robot charms. Hopefully there will be some fun projects popping up on here soon. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Owl Embroidery

I've been gathering things to send to one of my cousins for her birthday. I've mentioned it in previous posts along with photos of some of the items I have made for here. This is the last thing I made to send off. This little owl was a part of the test pattern in a package from Colonial Patterns. I love finding the test patterns inside because they are small and usually very cute.

Colonial Patterns are the small yellow paper iron on embroidery pattern packages you find in the needlework section of craft stores. I know that JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby sells them. They are located here in Kansas City on the Missouri side of town. They even have a small store inside where you can walk in and purchase all of their current patterns as well as get copies of out of print ones. Here is the website so you can browse and shop online.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fortune Cookie Bag Tag

 Here is a bag tag I made using the laminating machine that I talk about in the post about my circus yarn tote.
I just used a fortune that I liked and attached it to a piece of scrapbook paper. There is a fun orange foil type paper on the other side. I then ran it through my laminator, punched a hole with an eyelet and ribbon added.

You could probably get the same result using clear contact paper.

Missing You Card

This is a card I made for my cousin in Colorado. I used the cricut to cut out everything on/in the card. You can purchase card blanks at most craft or scrapbook supply stores. I find it fun and easy to already have my card and envelope. The blue paper on the front is just plain card stock that I cut just a tad bit smaller than the front so it would have the white border. I think the card and envelope sets are about $5 for 25 sets at Michaels and sometimes they are on sale buy one get one free. They also carry them in packs of 50. Places like Archivers sell all kinds of colors and shapes if you want to go that route.